13 February 2019
Alfredo Ricci is the new Secretary of J Class Association
Isle of Wight, 13 February 2019
The J Class is happy to announce the appointment of Alfredo Ricci as the new Secretary of J Class Association as of February 1.
Alfredo (1970), an economics major and graduate grew up in Salerno, a little town at the entrance of the Amalfi Coast.
As a young boy his sailing career started with the Optimist and many other classes followed after that.
As umpire/judge he took part in the last three editions of the Olympic Games and at 2007 and 2017 editions of the America's Cup.
He got involved in the J Class since 2014 as on the water umpire.
Ronald de Waal of Velsheda and one of the founders of the Class says:
"We are very happy for Alfredo to join us as the Class Secretary. We got to know Alfredo not only as a very knowledgeable sailor but also as a true J Class enthusiast " .
Harold Goddijn of Lionheart, winner of 2017 J Class World Series welcomes Alfredo and his experience and is looking forward to work with him.
"It's an incredible challenge and I'm proud to take it. Since I was a kid I have always loved the J Class, I look forward to the start of another fantastic season and working with the Owners and the crews".
The J Class is planning a big event as part of 2021 America's Cup in New Zealand.